The new IRWIN Blue Groove Power is over 50 times more durable than standard flat bits.
It’s the first wood drill flat bit to use IRWIN’s pioneering Bi-Metal technology, creating a drill bit with speed and durability – even in nail-embedded wood.
Tradesmen find it frequently frustrating when the drill bits strike a nail, causing standard flat bits to become locked or break.
The two high performance components of Bi-Metal technology, high speed steel and carbon steel, have their own attributes and benefits. The high-speed steel edge provides durability and allows nail cutting, while the carbon steel body gives the bit flexibility.
Each bit in the Blue Groove Power range has a self-feeding tip which helps to pull it through materials, as well as three cutting edges which enhance chip removal for a fast, clean hole.
The new IRWIN Blue Groove Power will be in stock from 1 March 2010, in eight different sizes ranging from 14mm – 32mm, as well as two different three-piece-sets.
Paul Jakeway, trade marketing manager at IRWIN, said: “Our research indicated that many professionals find nail hits intensely frustrating, time-consuming and costly, so we set out to a design drill bit that eliminates this problem and drills quickly and cleanly through nail-embedded wood.”